Cameron Fox, Founding Head, VERSO, An International School in Thailand

Cameron Fox, Founding Head, VERSO, An International School in Thailand

Cameron is the Founding Head at VERSO, a newly opened international school situated on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Overview

It’s not just schools that need improvement. There is a lot of focus on how to fix schools, but what about real life? The world is changing, and education needs to change with it. That’s why VERSO is looking to create a new type of international school that provides students with a real-world experience of the future economy they will operate in.

[00:28] About Cameron Fox, Founding Head, VERSO, An International School in Thailand

Cameron is the Founding Head at VERSO, a newly opened international school situated on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Located close to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, VERSO’s futuristic campus with its looped buildings and state-of-the-art facilities is the largest school site in the Bangkok Metropolitan area and offers students and faculty a dynamic, and inspiring learning environment.

[00:50] About VERSO

In a groundbreaking partnership with IDEO, the world’s leading design and innovation organization, VERSO is an international school inspired by the future and designed for its context.

VERSO partners with education, design, and industry to establish an international school where the future global economy and the aspirational goals of students and families, combine to create the true bedrock for what a school of the future needs to be. VERSO is designed to deliver an empowered school experience that will give students the skills, the knowledge, and the mindsets to confidently embrace a future that, for now, can only be imagined.

The school’s vision has been inspired and informed by the research that leading schools, universities, governments, and industries have commissioned in order to understand what the needs of the future will be. To develop future-ready skills, VERSO students will work in a highly creative and collaborative environment frequently connecting with the world beyond its campus. Learning will be highly personalized with a deep commitment to student agency and developing each student’s unique skills, talents and interests.

VERSO opened in August 2020.

[04:46] What goes behind the name VERSO?

We actually had a working name for quite a while when we were working with IDEO. And they called it Lake School.  The school site was actually on a lake. So not very exciting.  And eventually, we landed on VERSO  by accident. VERSO actually refers to a Latin word for an open book, on the two pages, the right-hand side page is called the recto. And the left-hand side page is called the Verso.

[11:18] Beliefs of VERSO

  • As global citizens, young people need to have a deeper understanding of their own personal and cultural identities.
  • Young people need to know how to connect that both local and global levels.
  • Young people need to develop the confidence to lead their own journey.

Resources:

You can connect with Cameron Fox- LinkedIn

Visit http://www.verso.ac.th

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Cameron is the Founding Head at VERSO, a newly opened international school situated on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Located close to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, VERSO’s futuristic campus with its looped buildings and state of the art facilities is the largest school site in the Bangkok Metropolitan area and offers students and faculty a dynamic, and inspiring learning environment.

In a groundbreaking partnership with IDEO, the world’s leading design and innovation firm from  San Francisco, VERSO’s design-driven DNA delivers a unique option for families seeking an innovative, future-ready education. In a bold response to the challenge of designing a school of the future, VERSO is built on 3 simple beliefs.

Firstly, as global citizens, young people need to have a deep understanding of their own personal and cultural identity.

Secondly, young people need to know how to connect at both local and global levels.

Finally, young people need to develop the confidence to lead their own journeys.

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